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    Senior Member pellet gun's Avatar
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    Cuban fiber tarps....

    Anyone simply love these??? I'm looking for a new tarp and a little feed back on Cuban fiber...

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellet gun View Post
    Anyone simply love these??? I'm looking for a new tarp and a little feed back on Cuban fiber...
    I do....and just did a video on mine.
    Might give some insight.
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    haha! Hey Shug! I've seen all your stuff. Thanks and Whoooo Buddy!

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    They're expensive. Who's going to respond, "No, I made a big mistake." But I just love mine ...

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    I just got mine today. Really liking it. I will post a new thread once I get my video uploaded to YouTube.
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    I don't have one, so maybe not being on the band wagon means I'm missing out on the awesome cuben fiber party or something, but here's my thought. I have a tarp (WB Edge) made out of Silnylon. It weighs ~10 ounces and cost me $100. Packs down real small, really dang light, and doesn't break the bank. For triple the cost, you can save 4-5 ounces. If you got money to blow, or the absolute lightest gear is critical for you, or both, go for it. For most, I'd say save the $200 and get your basic silnylon. Just my two cents.

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    all secure in sector 7 Shug's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by pellet gun View Post
    haha! Hey Shug! I've seen all your stuff. Thanks and Whoooo Buddy!
    Ten-four.... a wee bit more))))))


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    PLUS ONE on what Shug says ... that Hammock Gear Cuben Tarp is mighty well made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefprez View Post
    I don't have one, so maybe not being on the band wagon means I'm missing out on the awesome cuben fiber party or something, but here's my thought. I have a tarp (WB Edge) made out of Silnylon. It weighs ~10 ounces and cost me $100. Packs down real small, really dang light, and doesn't break the bank. For triple the cost, you can save 4-5 ounces. If you got money to blow, or the absolute lightest gear is critical for you, or both, go for it. For most, I'd say save the $200 and get your basic silnylon. Just my two cents.
    Very well said!

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    Quote Originally Posted by stefprez View Post
    I don't have one, so maybe not being on the band wagon means I'm missing out on the awesome cuben fiber party or something, but here's my thought. I have a tarp (WB Edge) made out of Silnylon. It weighs ~10 ounces and cost me $100. Packs down real small, really dang light, and doesn't break the bank. For triple the cost, you can save 4-5 ounces. If you got money to blow, or the absolute lightest gear is critical for you, or both, go for it. For most, I'd say save the $200 and get your basic silnylon. Just my two cents.
    Recognizing that there is no right or wrong answer to this dilemma, I agree with stefprez when it comes to small tarps because it simply doesn't make that much difference. However, I go the other way on huge, winter tarps, complete with doors. That's when I feel the cuben comes into it's own and saves some mind-boggling weight and pack size.
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